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Legislative Branch (Chp. 7) Executive Branch (Chp. 8) Judicial Branch (Chp. 9) Citizens and the Law (Chp. 15) Civil and Criminal Law (Chp. 16)
100
What is 435?
This is how many people there are serving in the US House of Representatives.
100
What is by winning at least 270 electoral votes?
This is how a person becomes President of the United States.
100
What is to treat everyone equally?
The goal of the federal court system.
100
What is English common law?
This is the most important influence on the American legal system.
100
What is a worker is killed after his employer fails to repair a piece of equipment?
This situation might lead to a lawsuit for negligence.
200
What is a standing committee?
This is a permanent congressional committee.
200
What is to set conditions for when a vice president becomes president?
This is why the 25th Amendment was passed.
200
What is when a crime involves both state and federal law?
This is when concurrent jurisdiction occurs.
200
What is civil law?
Besides criminal law, this is the type of law that all Americans are affected by.
200
What is the defendant?
This is the person being sued in a dispute over a contract.
300
What is the elastic clause?
Congress relies on this to stretch its powers.
300
What is appointing judges?
The Constitution gives the President the power to do this.
300
What is they are free from public pressure?
When a judge is given life tenure, this happens.
300
What is once proven guilty?
This is the point where crimianl defendants are no longer presumed innocent.
300
What is at the arraignment?
This is the step in a criminal case where the person accused of a felony enters a plea of guilty or not guilty.
400
What is giving help to constituents?
This is a major responsibility of Congress.
400
What is military force used a foreign policy tool?
President Clinton's order to attack terrorist bases can be described as this.
400
What is the term for the Supreme Court reviewing any federal, state, or local law to deciding whether it is constitutional?
Judicial reviews means this.
400
What is due process?
All individuals are entitled to this legal protection under the 14th Amendment.
400
What is if the crime is a felony?
This is the situation where a juvenile can be tried as an adult in most states?
500
What is the Rules Committee sets the rules for debating the bill.
This happens to a bill after it leaves committee?
500
What is a regulatory commission?
An executive agency that oversees an industry and make sure it obeys the law is referred to as this.
500
What is a writ of certiorari?
One must petition for this to request a hearing by the Supreme Court.
500
What is probable cause?
The police must have this to obatin a search warrant from a judge.
500
What is to correct offenders' behavior?
A major goal of the juvenile justice system.




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